The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrod95, Jul 3, 2009.
You make some cool progress!! Keep going...
What did you use to clean up the motor and transmission??
a puddy knife, wire brush, wire wheel/drill, simple green and water
Good for you and your parents! My dad let me work with him on his hot rod / restoration when I was 13-14. It was his hot rod from high school. I’m now 44 and I drove it to work today. He just turned 70, so for his b’day, I’m taking him and his traditional hot rod to Louisville for the Nats tomorrow. We’ve done a lot of cars over the years, including my first which was a 67 ‘stang (a lot like your 68), but the best part really is spending the time together.
Have fun and learn all you can. The time with your dad (and mom) and knowledge that you gain is priceless and the memories and skills last a lifetime.
Well happy B-day to your Dad, Hope you have fun at the show
Well the other axle was locked up so......
Anouther mock up Picture
Hopfully Tonight or tommarow we are going to pull the axle out of the El camino
Pictures of where we are at with pulling the axle tonight or tommarow
Seem to be making really good progress! Nice work so far.
Like I said, Pictures of The axle almost out, and then we also took the steering column out......
And then The steering column..
Alright guys its been a while since I posted anything on here sooo.... after skool today I have more pictures
Looks like you and your dad are having a lot of fun. Keep up the good work! I am also in the process of building a car with my old man.
Keep it up. Its looking good so far.
From an old fart (almost 60) to a young guy, "you are awesome, my man"!
Awsome man, any pictures?
Thank you guys!
Well like I said its after skool so here are some pictures.....
Me.... Didnt know I was havin my picture takin haha....
I was grinding a little bit off the axle.....
Thats a nice El Camino.
I love the G-Bodies.
When I was 13 I just wanted to get my El Camino running. I then bought a bunch of cars, sold all the nice ones, bought crap and currently am 18 building a truck out of mostly garbage. So you've already got a pretty good headstart.
Since I live overseas I can't get ol' iron down here. So it is just a late model. Sorry man.
ahh I see ha still kool man
I don't think i would claim those welds michael.......
Oh thanks Alex haha! Anyways Hambers... Cashow is coming up in a few weeks. Any of you guys coming down? if so I will post more info on here later....
I figure the Hambers might like most of this video so Check out the site while your there.......
Ok guys, Remeber me cleaning up the axle?? well with a little brain power check out the idea my mom and dad came up with!
My dad came up with the idea, My mom taped it off
And I painted it
More thinking and mocking stuff up.....
Let me know what you guys think
That looks awsome so far.
a real hotrod family ....dont get any better than that. keep up the good work, reep the benefits upon completion. hone your skills to carry through life. looks pretty cool so far !
P.S. funny.......my kid is same age and awsome with rattle cans. when i washed his jeans i found custom tips in his pockets
Thanks Mr Haney! Haha
Ok guys we have got a lot done since my last update so later today I will post some pictures.
Well with alot of team work this weekend from my dad, mom, and me we got alot done! So like I said before, Here are the pictures
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